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Governor’s housing summit seeks solutions

Experts from around the state gathered in Anchorage Wednesday to hear and share information on a variety of topics related to housing in Alaska. Download Audio
January 6, 2016
Downtown crash rattles culture of trust in Civil Air Patrol

Downtown crash rattles culture of trust in Civil Air Patrol

The Civil Air Patrol occupies an unusual place between the worlds of civilian and military aviation, one that relies primarily on self-monitoring. Download Audio
January 5, 2016

Wage increase kicks In January 1

In 2014 Alaskans voted for one-dollar increases to go into effect in 2015 and 2016. The first, raised it from $7.75 per hour, to $8.75. The second, to $9.75 an hour goes into effect January 1, 2016. Download Audio
December 31, 2015
No time to Google when mom is ready to deliver

No time to Google when mom is ready to deliver

Anchorage municipal attorney Bill Falsey got a quick lesson in labor and delivery this week. He and his wife, Alaska Dispatch News reporter Jeannette Lee Falsey, expected to have their baby in the hospital. Falsey says Jeannette woke at about three in the morning on December 29th, with contractions that were far apart. By 6 am, the couple had called Bill's mom to come to the house and were getting ready to go to the hospital. Then Jeannette's water broke and the contractions quickly became more urgent. Download Audio
December 31, 2015

Behavioral health focus of Mat-Su Health Foundation grants

A Mat-Su nonprofit is looking to fill the funding gap for behavioral health services with more budget cuts on the horizon at the state level. One program benefiting from that grant money is aiming to curb the earliest sources of drug and alcohol abuse with a focus on Adverse Childhood Experiences awareness. Download Audio
December 30, 2015

Early morning Mat-Su outage leaves up to 20K without power

As many as 20,000 Matanuska-Susitna residents have been without power this morning due to wind.
December 30, 2015

High winds stall Tustemena; More gusts on horizon

Forecasts calling for continued high winds in Southcentral Alaska have forced cancellation of the state ferry Tustemena's sailing between Homer and Kodiak. Download Audio
December 29, 2015
Anchorage Chamber announces 2016 legislative priorities

Anchorage Chamber announces 2016 legislative priorities

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce this week released its legislative priorities for the upcoming session. Download Audio
December 28, 2015

Extreme winds force Whittier tunnel shutdown

High winds in the Portage area and along Turnagain Arm Monday  morning closed the Anton Anderson Tunnel to vehicular traffic. The tunnel links Whittier to the Seward Highway. Download Audio
December 28, 2015

Third person charged with murder in ANC shooting deaths

A third person has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths Monday of two Anchorage men following a failed drug transaction. Anchorage police say 23-year-old Solomon Brown Tavita is charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one of drug misconduct in the deaths of 22-year-old Jeramyha Talauega and 33-year-old Robin Porter. Download Audio
December 24, 2015
Labyrinth of VA paperwork, bureaucracy leaves vets feeling lost

Labyrinth of VA paperwork, bureaucracy leaves vets feeling lost

If Scott Harrison is going to prove that his disability are connected to his time in the military, the VA needs to comb through his service treatment record. Which, given his time as a Marine in the 80s, presents problems. Download Audio
December 23, 2015
Police arrest 2nd suspect in Anchorage double homicide

Police arrest 2nd suspect in Anchorage double homicide

A second person has been arrested in connection to Monday's double homicide in west Anchorage. Linda Chattell, 26, was taken into custody Tuesday night and is charged with second degree murder, manslaughter and misconduct involving a controlled substance. Download Audio
December 23, 2015

Mat-Su wish list on hold

With the next state legislative session in view, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough is coping with honing its capital improvements wish list to be in line with expected downturns in state funding.
December 23, 2015
Casualty of care: Ex-Marine grapples with VA system

Casualty of care: Ex-Marine grapples with VA system

The Department of Veterans Affairs in Alaska has made healthy strides in improving care over the last few years. But some patients still fall through the cracks. In the first of a two-part story, an ex-Marine explains his difficulties navigating care and benefits through the VA, and the effect its had on his life. Download Audio
December 22, 2015

Plane makes emergency landing on Seward Highway

A light plane made a forced landing on the Seward Highway near Girdwood on Monday, closing the highway for about 15 minutes. The pilot of the plane was injured, according to Alaska State Troopers. Download Audio
December 21, 2015

Anchorage LIO decision on hold for now

To buy or not to buy... that is one of the questions the Legislative Council wrestled with at an almost five-hour meeting on Saturday in the Anchorage Legislative Information Office. Download Audio
December 21, 2015
AK: Finding a home, building a family

AK: Finding a home, building a family

More than 2,000 kids in Anchorage are considered homeless by the school district. Research shows that kids who lack stability don't do as well in school, but the support of even just one adult can change that. In the case of teenager Jmari House, an entire family stepped in to make sure she didn't get lost in the shuffle. Download Audio:
December 18, 2015
Whistleblower alleges corruption in LIO court case

Whistleblower alleges corruption in LIO court case

The plaintiff alleges financial improprieties in the lease agreement between law-markers and the property's landlord, which could invalidate the space's 10 year lease.
December 17, 2015
38K Alaska households turn to Food Stamps during tight times

38K Alaska households turn to Food Stamps during tight times

According to a new White House report, 38,000 Alaskan households receive benefits from Food Stamps. Two-thirds of those households have children. Half of them are in deep poverty. The statistics go on and on. But is the program working? Many people say yes, though there are some hiccups. Download Audio
December 16, 2015
Spending bill includes rider on GMO salmon labeling

Spending bill includes rider on GMO salmon labeling

A bill poised to pass the U.S. Congress would require the FDA to produce labeling guidelines before it allows the sale of genetically engineered salmon. Download Audio
December 16, 2015